What’s Love Got To Do With Tina Turner?

By | December 14, 2018

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Left: Tina Turner with Ike. Right: on her own. Sources: nightflight.com; Pinterest

The smashing Tina Turner took the music world by storm, bringing more than just music to her fans. Her performances have always been high-energy entertainment. Worth around $300 million, she achieved the Guinness World Record for the most concert tickets sold as a solo artist.

Rolling Stone magazine has called Turner one of the greatest singers of all time. One of her most popular hits is "What’s Love Got To Do With It?" which she won a Grammy Award for. With a total of eight Grammy Awards, four of them were for Private Dancer. Other Grammy Awards she has won include "Proud Mary" and "River Deep, Mountain High."

The Beginning

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Ike and Tina Turner. Source: britannica.com

Tina Turner’s success goes back to the 1950's when she met Ike Turner. But her life began before that, in November of 1939 in Tennessee, when she was born as Anna May Bullock to her parents, Zelma Priscilla and Floyd Richard Bullock. She had a difficult childhood. As an overseer of sharecroppers, her father was abusive to her mother. During World War II, she had to go live with her grandparents. After the war, her parents came to Knoxville where she was staying. Tired of the abuse, her mother ran away.